Grade 1 visited the library on Friday for a workshop on exploring non-fiction. We started off by discussing what some of the differences are between fiction and non-fiction, and grade 1 were already ahead of the game there and understood it quite well. Non-fiction is a book that focuses on real events and real information. It is a book we use to learn about something in most cases.
We moved on to talking about some unique parts found in most non-fiction books…
- The table of contents
- The glossary
- The index
I showed them some examples of how we could utilize these parts of the book.
I gave the students a comprehensive walking tour of the non-fiction section of the library. After that, we played a scavenger hunt game. Students were given a slip of paper with a subject and a Dewey Decimal number on it. They were tasked with using what they had learned to locate it.
We all had a lot of fun and grade 1 may now be even more proficient at searching non-fiction than the rest of the school!